THE SHOP: Design Bar

On Friday, December 16th, one of my favorite design boutiques in town had a relaunching party: Design Box became Design Bar. This shop has vintage and handmade objects for the home from all over the world. From old polaroid cameras to handmade cards, stitched fencing masks and delicious French incense, Design Bar is a gem. In a place like Miami where glam and glitter abounds, it’s refreshing to meander through their collection of unique objects. Each item seems to have a story to be told, a home left behind, a previous life. It also helps that Design Bar is located in…

NEW FIND: Dering Hall

Dering Hall allows designers to sell their furniture and accessories directly to the public. It’s a great place to find the best quality for that one of a kind look. Sure, sure the pricing follows but, if you need something unique and budget is of less importance, then this is a great place to look. They say it’s geared towards the regular consumer but really I think it’s a great find for designers seeking that special piece! You can also follow your favorite designers and save your favorite product selections once you register to the site. These are some of…

THE SHOP: Plant the Future

I stumbled upon this boutique flower shop with my coworkers one day after work. The shop located on NW 2nd Avenue and 25th Street has a charming cacti garden adjacent to the entrance where an amazing array of desert plants sit amongst a choreographed sea of  white gravel. The amazing texture and contrast created by these differing specimens of plants move inside to miniature scale table top arrangements. These exquisite creations are complemented by white porcelain horses with grass manes and their Mother’s Day invention: an arrangement of orchids and live moss with a real butterfly cacoon from which the lovely…

THE SHOP: Matter Matters

December 2010 I went to Design Miami and met some of the very nice people behind an awesome showroom from NYC called Matter Matters. They carry truly unique and well-constructed pieces by some of the most influential and innovative designers around. Check out some of my favorites of their many treasures below: